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Josef Koudelka Returns
January 29, 2018
by Josef Koudelka
A career-spanning retrospective of Josef Koudelka’s work opens in the city he exiled himself from decades ago

The retrospective exhibition commemorates the 80th birthday of the distinguished Czech photographer and provides a cross section of his entire oeuvre. About 400 works which he donated to this museum form the backbone of the exhibition. Complementing it will be loans from the Magnum Photo agency hand-picked by the photographer and curator Irena Šorfová. Prominently featured will be photos of the August 1968 Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia, along with original pictures and documentary materials from Josef Koudelka’s archive.

Two books will be published in Czech and English – one a catalogue of Koudelka’s donated works, the other presenting a few selected series from the exhibition, essays and a biography of the artist.

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